Help Brunswick County keep grease and oils out of sewer system

Local utilities company H2GO has implemented its C.O.R.E (Cooking Oil Recycling Effort) program to combat this growing environmental threat.


BRUNSWICK COUNTY — In 2015, H2GO recognized a growing environmental problem. Sewers were beginning to become filled with fats, oils and grease. Not only was this causing problems with the sewers, but it was causing problems within homeowners plumbing and home sewer systems. The next issue H2GO had to look at:  there wasn’t any sustainable […]

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Local attorney and Habitat for Humanity team up for pro bono wills clinic

BOLIVIA — Local attorney B. Joseph (Joey) Causey Jr. participated in a pro bono wills clinic for 14 local families served by Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, March 4. Attorney Causey supervised law students from Wake Forest Law School as they interviewed and counseled clients. Kathy Rebeck and Nita Robertson from Habitat for Humanity hosted the […]

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Controlled burns scheduled at Orton Plantation through spring

A controlled burn by the Nature Conservancy in North Carolina (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina Facebook page)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — If you see smoke around Orton Plantation over the next couple of months, don’t be alarmed. Orton Plantation has begun its annual controlled burns this month, which will continue this spring. According to the Orton Plantation, the burns will take place until May 1 as the weather allows and permits are available. […]

High schooler’s love for flying reaffirmed during Brunswick County job shadow day

From left-to-right: Howie Franklin of Cape Fear Regional Jetport, Booke Demonbreun and Rich Largent of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939. Photo courtesy- Karen Sphar.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – What’s life like in the “real” world? More than 60 South Brunswick High School students  tasted reality recently as part of job shadow day put on in conjunction with the Career Ready program at Brunswick County Schools. With help from The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Brunswick County Career […]

More than 2,000 acres of North Carolina’s coast closed to shellfish harvesting

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SOUTHEASTERN, NORTH CAROLINA — State fisheries authorities have closed 2,450 acres of North Carolina’s coastal waters to shellfish harvesting after the waters failed to meet required bacteriological standards. Locally, nearly 200 acres of coastal waters in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties have been closed until further testing meets quality standards, according to the North […]

Nationally sanctioned mountain bike race to kick off in Leland

LELAND — After more than two years of planning, the first NICA race will be held in North Carolina. Over 200 teens are scheduled to attend and race in the inaugural mountain biking series which starts March 11 in Leland. Held at the Brunswick Nature Park on River Road, the race will kick off a […]

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Where We Live: Inside the Bell-Clemmons House, a Civil War-era home and bed and breakfast

Originally a privately-owned home, the house was sold for $400 in 1873 and later became a boarding house in the early 1900s. A century later in 2004, it was completely renovated and then turned into a bed and breakfast.


Where We Live: A weekly look at the homes in the Cape Fear Region SOUTHPORT — Rick and Cathi Ulrich weren’t looking to own their own business or a bed and breakfast when they were searching for their retirement home in Southport. But when Cathi Ulrich walked into the Bell-Clemmons House and saw the kitchen, […]

Take the 4-H road to ‘Healthy Living’

Brunswick County 4'Hers recently attended Electric Congress at UNCW. Photo courtesy N.C. Cooperative Extension.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — In October 2016, Jillian Bowling and Amelia Apple, from Brunswick County 4-H, were chosen as the first North Carolina Healthy Living Ambassadors. As a result, they were given the opportunity to attend Walmart Youth Voice: Youth Choice (YV:YC) grant training with N.C. 4-H staff to learn about new curriculum, techniques, and activities […]

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